On Tuesday, August 22, 2023, The Toronto Star and The National Post published an Associated Press (AP) article whose headline failed to properly label a Palestinian killed by IDF soldiers as a terrorist and merely referred to the deceased as being a teenager.
According to The Times of Israel, IDF troops were conducting overnight counter-terrorism operations in Jenin when soldiers clashed with Palestinian terrorists, who threw explosive devices at the troops. IDF forces returned fire, hitting one suspect. The Palestinian who was killed was a member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, a fact also acknowledged in the AP report itself and the group claimed he was a member and a “fighter” in the terror group’s local wing in the Jenin area.
Subsequent to our alerting both The National Post and The Toronto Star that the AP’s original article and its headline had been amended to acknowledge that the dead Palestinian was indeed a combatant and not a civilian, we are pleased to note that both news organizations updated and amended their own article’s headlines to reflect the truth on the ground.
We thank The National Post and The Toronto Star for the swift corrective action undertaken.